Equipping churches to flourish
in secular environments

1 & 2 September 2017

Many churches, leaders and believers are grappling with the issues presented by an increasingly secular society.

The challenges are real and there is a temptation to lose hope. However, it’s key to remember that throughout the Church’s history, it is at moments of challenge that the most exciting moves of God break out.

Even in the most secular of environments, there are churches that are flourishing. What is common to these churches are the following building blocks:

Rebuilders will be creating training seminars and events which equip churches to flourish in secular contexts by creating strong foundations out of these building blocks.

On September 1 and 2 2017, we will be running two seminars on the building block of Discipleship. We invite you to join us in learning together what it is to follow Jesus today and form and multiply strong disciples.

Speakers

John Mark Comer

John Mark Comer is the Pastor for Teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, Portland Oregon, one of the least-churched cities in America. He is passionate about discipleship and formation in secular progressive contexts and is an internationally sought after teacher on discipleship today. John Mark has a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary and is the author of Loveology, My Name is Hope, Garden City and God Has a Name.

Mark Sayers

Mark is the Senior Pastor of Red Church. He is also a cultural commentator, writer, and speaker who is highly sought out for his unique and perceptive insights into faith and contemporary culture. Mark is the author of six books, including Disappearing Church and Strange Days.  Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, and their three children.

Sarah Deutscher

Sarah is the Executive Pastor at Red Church and is deeply passionate about authentic discipleship in today’s world, and the formation of leaders who can be empowered and equipped to lead in today’s unique cultural climate. She has a background in both marketing and theology and is intrigued by the way the two intersect. Sarah spends her time running a church, training leaders and speaking into culture and discipleship.

Friday September 1
10am – 3pm

Discipleship in a Secular Culture

A day for Pastors and Leaders – a time for focused development around the issues of discipleship in contemporary culture.

Leadership today presents a number of unique challenges; from phones to commitment phobia, to entitlement and expectations in a transient environment. How do we create a culture which promotes spiritual formation and deep discipleship that subverts the challenges of this day? This seminar will offer an articulation of the challenges we face and ways forward to implement into your own life, leadership and churches.

Saturday September 2
10am – 3pm

How to Live the Way of Jesus

Open to anyone looking at how to live as a follower of Jesus.

Contemporary culture promises us so much yet often leaves us dissatisfied and anxious. Jesus promises an abundant life through seeking first the Kingdom. How do we do this practically in a day and age like ours? In this seminar, we will show how the ancient way of Jesus is good news today.

Venue

One Community Church
184 Surrey Road, Blackburn VIC

Tickets

Friday $30
Saturday $30
Friday & Saturday $45
Students (Saturday only) $20

 They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated.

Isaiah 61:4

Questions? Contact red@redchurch.org.au